This English teen dethroned Mumford & Sons on the UK sales chart in 2012 so heís already quite a big deal across the Atlantic. You can expect to hear a whole lot from this guy stateside in 2013 when his debut album is released here. After a listen to "Two Fingers" it should become clear as to who the best 18-year old singer with the initials J.B. is.
Hereís a band that could have been featured on last yearís list as well, but things have just really started to take off for this San Diego-based indie/pop/electronic act. A deal with Capitol records will only help propel these guys to the top of the charts.
Louisa Rose Allen, or just simply, Foxes, is yet another UK artist to watch out for in the coming year. Drawing comparisons to Florence Welch and Ellie Goulding, Foxes is an artist you might first become familiar via Zedd's single "Clairty", but you must give her track "White Coats" a listen.
Another Southern California band with a major label debut dropping in 2013, this indie rock five-piece is already generating a buzz with their single & excellent winter time cuddle jam, "Sweater Weather"
After spending the end of the year opening for Two Door Cinema Club in their homeland these young Australians look to make a name for themselves internationally in 2013. Check out "You've Got Something"
Columbus, Ohio duo twenty | one | pilots often get compared to another duo, 3oh!3. Yes, both groups do rap, but Twenty One Pilots take things to another level with songs that are unpredictable and addictive. Their Fueled By Ramen debut is out now. Check out "Guns for Hands"
A 21-year old Brit armed with tracks about heartbreak, Tom Odell is compared by some to Coldplay, other hear Jeff Buckley or Alex Clare, regardless, he's got a good thing going and you should check out "Another Love"
Another talented group of Australians to add to the list, The Rubens will release their debut album stateside in 2013. Their track "My Gun" was already an iTunes free single of the week and you might start hearing on the airwaves as opposed to just your iPod real soon.
Denver, Colorado's Churchill signed with A&M/Octone this past summer and their debut single "Change" is generating a great deal of buzz for the band who are prepped to have a big 2013.
Another exciting young UK artist, this 23 year old has his song "Yeah Yeah" featured in an iPod commercial, which is always a good sign. Expect Willy Moon to bring his retro-inspired groove to the next level in 2013.
Not much is known about this unsigned group from Fort Worth, Texas, but one thing is clear, their song "Follow My Feet" is a must listen. They don't have anything on the track uploaded to YouTube, but we found a performance video of "Howl."
Tim Chaisson has been a well known commodity in Canada for a few years now, but his new record The Other Side is set to make an impact here in the United States and everywhere else. Already out in Canada and Australia, The Other Side will be released in the U.S. in February. Check out his song "Beat This Heart"
Skoti did a good job, but I got to bust up a few good computer moorntis and get zapped by a wizard. Ended up working with Skoti on Men of A Certain Age that's when we found out we were both in Give Me The Meltdown Thumbs up Rob! Posted by Ihwan on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 9:42:01 AM
Its gonna be a busy year for misic lovers Posted by tohbee on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 4:53:47 AM
Great post! I would also add Paper Route to the list. They were on the Alternative Addiction Top 20 Singles Chart for 16 weeks during the fall of 2012 and I think they are going to have a big 2013! Check out their video for "You and I" on YouTube! Posted by Matt on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 3:58:07 PM
Frank Turner Talks Tape Deck Heart
Frank Turner recently took the time to talk with Alternative Addiction about working with Rich Costey and how people interpret music.
Dropkick Murphys Release Boston Charity EP
Dropkick Murphys are excited to announce the release of "Rose Tattoo: For Boston Charity EP". The Ep features three songs, including a newly recorded version of the band's song "Rose Tattoo" featuring Bruce Springsteen.